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"Armpit of the Army" rumor.
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Started this discussion. Last reply by James Downey Jul 22, 2013.

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James Downey replied to brian browning's discussion "Armpit of the Army" rumor.
"When I arrived in Amberg I was 18 years old.  I was assigned to K-Trp, 1st Platoon, Scout Section.  My roommates were William "Wild Bill" Collier, Carl Powell, Frazier (discharged for drug use), and Leach (went on emergency leave…"
Jul 22, 2013
Rob Gould replied to brian browning's discussion "Armpit of the Army" rumor.
"I heard it from another vet just a few years ago. He called the 2nd a "rogues gallery". There were no drugs in my time but there sure were a lot of alcoholics. "
Jul 5, 2013
John Taylor replied to brian browning's discussion "Armpit of the Army" rumor.
"I was in L 3/2 from Nov 74--Jun76 and Mar 78--Feb 82.  I had been gone for a while but still had friends in the Squadron and remember reading the story in Stars & Stripes.  Some young lady had an axe to grind and gave the story to…"
Jun 5, 2013
Edward (Gene) Beck replied to brian browning's discussion "Armpit of the Army" rumor.
"Dave, if you made E-2 twice ans E-3 twice that means you were an E-9!!!! CSM Gettman! Nicw. Really nice."
Apr 5, 2013
Thomas Blaszkiewicz replied to brian browning's discussion "Armpit of the Army" rumor.
"Dave,What ever you made or could of made,your DAD would of been proud of you ,for your service and what you are doing for the site !!!!!!!!!!!!!many thanks !!!!!!!"
Apr 5, 2013
Dave Gettman replied to brian browning's discussion "Armpit of the Army" rumor.
"There might be an administrator or two around here (I'm not pointing fingers) that had some pretty smelly armpits."
Apr 5, 2013
brian browning replied to brian browning's discussion "Armpit of the Army" rumor.
"I want to thank the administers for not taking this post down as that would be censorship and that is not something we served our country for. Freedom is not always pretty. The truth is not always pretty but it is what it is. Every person that…"
Apr 5, 2013
Dave Gettman replied to brian browning's discussion "Armpit of the Army" rumor.
"I couldn't even make Sp/4, John, although I did make E-2 and E-3 a few times."
Apr 5, 2013

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What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
3rd Squadron
Where were you stationed?
Amberg, Germany and Camp Reed
What MOS or job description did you have?
94 Bravo - Cook(spoon)
What was your rank/title?
E-2
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
1987-89
Tell us a little about your cav days.
HHT was like a frat house. Crazy days for sure. Made some really good friends.
Tell us a little about you now.
I own a seasonal garden center and am married to a fourth grade teacher. We have 3 girls and a boy. Plus a dog.
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217-546-7452

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At 8:58pm on February 15, 2013, Dennis K. Hansen said…

oh, I see you are in Springfield, Ill. I reside in Mason City Iowa guess we'd be almost neighbers !!!

At 8:56pm on February 15, 2013, Dennis K. Hansen said…

Brian great pics ,would and is on bucket list to go visit these historic and Hallowed places one day myself hopefully with my son, am hopin to make it to the 2nd Cav reunion in Gettysburg this Oct. and thought wouldn't be too much further to these places.hopin time will see.. I'm sure you enjoyed bein there... these places hold a special place in my heart of our countries history..... I too was in HHT at Pond,,,was in squadron maint , were on 2nd floor   I was there in 72 and 73.. good to have you on the base  "Toujours Pret " brother  " once cav always cav"   take care

At 2:31pm on January 26, 2010, Thomas Blaszkiewicz said…
Back then I was in HHT withRedeye ,once I made SGT. I had it made.
At 2:29pm on January 26, 2010, Thomas Blaszkiewicz said…
Brian,I did not have KP to much.The 1ST.SGT.must of liked me.I was there 69-71.I remember the sayings -KP'S outside, to unload the truck of supplies from Vilseck.Also do you remember the little room in the basement?The machine that some how peeled the potatoes.It was like a tub that had course sandpaper in it.And at night the farmer coming to the side door to pick up the food waste to feed the animals,they ate good back then.
 
 
 

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